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The Other Sister

Elle Croft
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Elle Croft
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Les Parisiennes

Anne Sebba
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Anne Sebba
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East West Street

Philippe Sands
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Philippe Sands

WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION AND JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARD AND DUFF COOPER PRIZE'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carré'A triumph of astonishing research ... No novel could possibly match such an important work of truth' - Antony Beevor'Magnificent ... I was moved to anger and to pity. In places I gasped, in places I wept. I wanted to reach the end. I couldn't wait to reach the end. And then when I got there I didn't want to be at the end' - The TimesWhen human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg trial. Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands guides us between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold in parallel. The first is the hidden story of two Nuremberg prosecutors who discover, only at the end of the trial, that the man they are prosecuting may be responsible for the murder of their entire families in Nazi-occupied Poland, in and around Lviv. The two prosecutors, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, were remarkable men, whose efforts led to the inclusion of the terms 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide' in the judgement at Nuremberg. The defendant, Hans Frank, Hitler's personal lawyer and Governor-General of Nazi-occupied Poland, turns out to be an equally compelling character.The lives of these three men lead Sands to a more personal story, as he traces the events that overwhelmed his mother's family in Lviv and Vienna during the Second World War. At the heart of this book is an equally personal quest to understand the roots of international law and the concepts that have dominated Sands' work as a lawyer. Eventually, he finds unexpected answers to his questions about his family, in this powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations, and the haunting gaps left by the secrets of others.

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Headscarves and Hymens

Mona Eltahawy
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Mona Eltahawy

"A ground-shaping book that defines the edge of so many vital contemporary debates. Hers is a voice simultaneously behind and beyond the veil" Colum McCannHeadscarves and Hymens explodes the myth that we should stand back and watch while women are disempowered and abused in the name of religion. In this laceratingly honest account, Eltahawy takes aim both at attitudes in the Middle East and at the western liberals who mistake misogyny for cultural difference. Her argument is clear: unless political revolution in the Arab world is accompanied by social and sexual revolution, no progress will be made.Headscarves and Hymens is the book the world has been crying out for: a powerful, fearless account of what it really means to be a woman in the Muslim world. 'A fascinating, can't-look-away, whistle-stop tour of the Middle East' Daily Telegraph'Brave and impassioned . . . A shocking book, and one that will make anyone who has seen veiling as a cultural issue think very hard about what is really going on' Mail on Sunday

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My History

Antonia Fraser
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Antonia Fraser

The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians.Antonia Fraser's magical memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and '40s, but its real concern is with her growing love of history. A fascination that began with reading Our Island Story and her evacuation to an Elizabethan manor house at the beginning of the Second World War soon developed into an enduring passion, becoming, in her own words, 'an essential part of the enjoyment of life'.My History follows Antonia's relationship with her family: she was the eldest of eight children. Her parents Frank and Elizabeth Pakenham, later Lord and Lady Longford, were both Labour politicians. Then there are her adventures as a self-made debutante before Oxford University and a fortunate coincidence that leads to her working in publishing. It closes with the publication of her first major historical work, Mary Queen of Scots - a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Told with inimitable humour and style, this is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian.

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Mrs Beeton's Homemade Sweetshop

Isabella Beeton, Gerard Baker
Authors:
Isabella Beeton, Gerard Baker
Orion

The Versions of Us

Laura Barnett
Authors:
Laura Barnett

What if you had said yes . . . ?Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their paths first cross in 1958. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog.What happens next will determine the rest of their lives.We follow three different versions of their future - together, and apart - as their love story takes on different incarnations and twists and turns to the conclusion in the present day.The Versions of Us is an outstanding debut novel about the choices we make and the different paths that our lives might follow.What if one small decision could change the rest of your life?(p) 2015 Orion Publishing Group

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
Authors:
Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range.Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.*****'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world' JK Rowling'Moving and illuminating' Observer'Inspirational and powerful' Grazia'Her story is astonishing' Spectator

Gateway

The Door into Summer

Robert A. Heinlein
Authors:
Robert A. Heinlein

A popular and enduring time travel tale by one of science fiction's all-time greatsWhen Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspended animation, the Long Sleep, becomes irresistible and Dan wakes up 30 years later in the 21st century, a time very much to his liking.The discovery that the robot household appliances he invented have been mass produced is no surprise, but the realization that, far from having been stolen from him, they have, mysteriously, been patented in his name is. There's only one thing for it. Dan somehow has to travel back in time to investigate. He may even find Pete ... and the girl he really loves.

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Mrs Beeton's Classic Meat Dishes

Isabella Beeton
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Isabella Beeton
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Mrs Beeton's Cakes & Bakes

Isabella Beeton
Authors:
Isabella Beeton

The complete guide to baking by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.As a nation, there is no denying that we have a sweet tooth - and classic recipes such as Eccles Cakes, Victoria Sandwich Cake, scones and shortbread, have stood the test of time. MRS BEETON'S CAKES AND BAKES is a gorgeous and practical recipe book for the home cook, packed with delicious desserts and sweet treat ideas for any occasion.All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Mrs Beeton's Puddings

Isabella Beeton
Authors:
Isabella Beeton

The complete guide to creating delicious puddings and desserts by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.From the lightest lemon posset to a luscious trifle and an aromatic chocolate souffle, puddings and desserts are a delicious way to end a meal. In Britain, we are home to some of the best local produce - from succulent summer berries, autumn pears and winter rhubarb - and Mrs Beeton has ensured that the ingredients on our doorsteps have been used to create a perfect treat for any occasion, all year round. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Mrs Beeton's Soups & Sides

Isabella Beeton
Authors:
Isabella Beeton

The complete guide to cooking soups and sides by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.Mrs Beeton knew that the essence of good cooking was to capture, and compliment, the main ingredient in a meal with sumptuous side dishes. In this delicious cook book, Mrs Beeton's recipes will show you how to combine the best produce and ingredients to create a meal full on flavour and packed with locally sourced produce. From a delicate and light chestnut and celeriac soup, wintry cauliflower parmesan and a confit of parsnips, this gorgeous collection of recipes will provide you with the inspiration to cook for your friends and family. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Mrs Beeton's Fish & Seafood

Isabella Beeton
Authors:
Isabella Beeton

The complete guide to cooking fish and seafood by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.Mrs Beeton knew that a fish recipe was the staple to hearty family cooking. With a focus on seasonality and local produce, Mrs Beeton created the best mouth-watering fish and shellfish dishes for the British kitchen. From fish pie, smoked haddock, soused mackerel and potted shrimp, this cook book will give you the know-how to prepare and cook fresh and delicious recipes for all of the family, all year round. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Mrs Beeton's Chicken Other Birds and Game

Isabella Beeton
Authors:
Isabella Beeton

The complete guide to all things poultry by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.Poultry is a big part of our daily diets - but how adventurous are we with our cooking? Mrs Beeton brings together those dishes we love to cook for hearty family suppers - chicken pie and roast turkey, as well as other delicious suggestions that can be cooked all year round. From game terrine, pot-roast pheasant and rabbit curry, this gorgeous collection of recipes will inspire you to create inventive dishes with Britain's most popular meats. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Mrs Beeton How to Cook

Isabella Beeton
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Isabella Beeton
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David Copperfield

Charles Dickens
Authors:
Charles Dickens

Compact editions - David Copperfield in half the time.David Copperfield's happy childhood is abruptly ended by his mother's remarriage to Mr Murdstone. After enduring the misery of Salem House Academy and a life of drudgery in his step father's business, he runs away to his eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood, in Dover, and transforms his life a second time - finding friendship with the ever optimistic Mr Micawber and falling in love with the adorable but spoilt Dora. But David has to face tragedy, and outface the scheming Uriah Heep before he finds ultimate happiness.

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